The former owner called again Verizon and this what he said: "I called them again and they asked if you are trying to use the phone with a foreign sim card? are you using this in america or not? This person basically told me your screwed. I'm going to make one more phone call for you with the new info then your on your own. You will probably just have to sell it on ebay to someone in america on a vzw network. This phone has already cost me more than $100 worth of my time I wish I had tossed it in the trash." Is that true?